Unai Emery admits Arsenal need to improve in this area

Unai Emery admits that Arsenal will need to improve their performances at the back this season

Unai Emery
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Unai Emery has admitted that Arsenal need to improve their defensive balance after their first four games of the Premier League season.

The Gunners have made a decent start to the new campaign by winning two of their opening four games and taking seven points from a possible 12.

Arsenal started with back to back victories over Newcastle United and Burnley, before a defeat by Liverpool FC was followed up by a 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur last time out.

Emery has been tasked with steering Arsenal back into the top four this season as they aim to try and seal qualification for the Champions League.

One familiar area of concern for the Gunners is the fact that they have already conceded six goals this season.

And Emery has admitted that the north London side probably do have to work on their stability at the back.

Speaking in an interview with Arsenal’s website, Emery said: “Maybe we need to continue working to create a balance defensively in some moments, and also tactically when making some decisions.

“Really, the most important thing is how we can show our support and our energy, our spirit.

“We want to win each match but also to show our speed, our energy playing with intensity.

“I think we are working to do that in our way, in our target of giving them a big characteristic for us. We want to play with energy.”

Arsenal will attempt to get back to winning ways on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Watford in the top flight.

The north London side finished in fifth place in the Premier League table and without a trophy last season.

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